Two UK Surgeons, Dr. Ghassan Abu Sittah and Dr. Swee Ang, who reportedly managed to get into Gaza during the Israeli invasion, were able to describe their experiences and share their views, drawing the conclusion that the people of Gaza are extremely vulnerable and defenseless in the event of another attack.
The Drs. noted that the wounds of Gaza are deep and multi-layered. Between December 27, 2008 and January 18, 2009, an estimated million and a half tons of explosives were dropped on the Gaza Strip — an area of land that is roughly 25 miles by 5 miles — the home to 1.5 million people.
Before being invaded by Israel, Gaza was completely blockaded and starved for 50 days. Since the Palestinian election that put Hamas in control of their government, Gaza has been under partial or total blockade — for several years.
250 people were killed on the first day of the Israeli invasion. Every police station in Gaza was bombed, killing large numbers of police officers. F16 jets and Apache helicopters were used to bomb Gaza from the air. Israeli gunboats fired shells from the sea and tanks fired heavy artillery from land.
Lying to Congress under oath is a crime. Charging a professional baseball with perjury after lying about steroids while doing absolutely nothing about a multitude of lying Bush administration officials responsible for destroying democracy — among a plethora of other crimes — is not only hypocritical, one-sided justice, it’s also discrimination.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not okay to take steroids or to lie to Congress, but punishing a professional athlete for telling lies when Bush administration officials paraded in front of Congress and lied –at great cost to this country — for eight years is just another example of selective justice, and should not be tolerated.
Tejada’s lies about steroid usage did not end up killing anyone. Tejada’s lies didn’t cover atrocious war crimes committed with glaring impunity, or the destruction of Democracy, habeas corpus, rights and freedoms, the humiliation and torture of ‘suspected terrorists,’ bankrupting a country, setting up gulags around the world or the illegal destruction of the United States Constitution, nor did his lies result in illegally occupying other countries.
When you’re an illicitly appointed president whose corrupt administration amounts to nothing more than eight years of repeated lies and deceptions, apparently it’s okay to lie to Congress.
For the past eight years the United States was victimized by an illegal reign of terror by the most lawless presidential administration — courtesy of the Supreme Court who illicitly appointed George W. Bush to the presidency in 2000 — aided by a corrupted, complicit Congress and a highly politicized Justice Department.
A lot of unconstitutional legislation was passed by ‘lawmakers’ and illicit Executive Orders issued by the president in their attempts to legalize criminal conduct from the Bush administration after it allowed terrorist attacks to happen that shouldn’t have.
Egregious legislation that allegedly ‘protects’ us from terrorist attacks — with the exception of all those conducted against U.S. citizens by the Bush administration — has done quite the opposite. The legislation makes U.S. citizens guilty until proven innocent and opens the door for the federal government to potentially implement martial law and a police state while attempting to cover up a plethora of crimes committed against the U.S. and against humanity after they had already occurred.
The constant use of terrorism by the Bush administration to coerce the American public into acquiescing to demands while destroying this country economically should not be allowed to go unrecognized or unpunished.